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Company failed to pay minimum wage
Company failed to pay minimum wage

A Christchurch construction company breached labour laws by failing to pay the minimum wage and keep employment records…

Small businesses key in Labour's employment goal

Labour Party leader Andrew Little is targeting small business owners as a key plank in dragging down New Zealand's unemployment…

Defence Force employee awarded $70K

A former financial controller for the NZDF will receive more than $70,000 in unpaid redundancy after winning an employment…

Future Auckland: School to shop floor

Auckland is a great place - but it can be even better. In the second of our five-part Future Auckland series we aim to stimulate…

Flexibility high on wishlist
Flexibility high on wishlist

Employers are naturally keen to maintain an engaged and productive workforce and while many may feel confident they're keeping…

Tom O'Neil: OE light-bulb moment sparks direction change
Tom O'Neil: OE light-bulb moment sparks direction change

The start of the year is a great time to take stock of your professional life, and ask yourself: "What do I want to be doing…

Orchard to pay $134K over employee death
Orchard to pay $134K over employee death

An orchard company has been fined and ordered to pay reparation - totalling $134,500 - over the death of an employee.

Boss's warning after theft of $146,000
Boss's warning after theft of $146,000

An employer says he's embarrassed, but wants other business owners to beware, after one of his workers charged with handling…

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Public sector staff on hunt for pay rise
Public sector staff on hunt for pay rise

Unions have rejected a call from Finance Minister Bill English for further restraint in wage increases…

Council red tape in the spotlight

The Government has spelled out its masterplan for reversing skyrocketing house prices across the country - but will the…

Katherine Percy: Bill puts focus on safe health practices

Employers will have greater health and safety obligations once the Health and Safety Reform Bill becomes law in the first…

Chch rebuild boosts ads for skilled jobs

The number of skilled vacancies advertised online in New Zealand rose 1.1 per cent last month to its highest level in nearly…

Laundry company to pay $45K over crushed hand
Laundry company to pay $45K over crushed hand

A Nelson-based laundry company has been ordered to pay more than $45,000, after one of its workers crushed…

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